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>> we are watching a situation in kenosha county, a pedestrian was hit while in the southbound lanes of i-94. this is near 52 nd. all lanes reopened just a few minutes ago. hillary mintz is live along the interstate with the latest. good morning, hillary. rert minutes, the sheriffs pulled away from the scene here and now everybody is moving along and continuing southbound on i-94. here again, this happened a little after 3:00 a.m. this morning, somehow a person was hit by a vehicle on the interstate and was killed. they have spent the last couple of hours investigating and trying to figure out what happened. that is all the details we have
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on the interstate. one person was killed this morning. now everything is back open and just a heads up if you are headed south, you are just fine getting through here on i-94 southbound near 52nd street in kenosha county. >> thank you. now to traffic watch matt salemme with more on the commute. reporter: we had seen a delay from the mars cheese castle and it takes a few minutes to smooth out and now it is re-opened and should be moving smoothly shortly. travel times on the rest of the system looking good... i will continue out to the
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we launch. >> 5:31. thursday, october 27th. melinda: now a check on the forecast. sal? >> it was in no hurry to go any where. we had the drizzle through the evening hours. 60 on deck. much better weather in time for the halloween weekend. it is cooler this morning. ho in beefr dam and sheboygan. 44 at the 50 today. overall, it is a mostly cloudy sky and the north winds and out the door forecast calling for mostly cloudy skies and lots of wet leaves on the ground. sometimes those wet leaves are slippery on the roadways. low clouds for much of the morning. we hold the highs near 50.
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putting the spotlight on local kids and crime in your neighborhood. a coalition trying to revamp milwaukee's juvenile justice system will make an announcement today. youth justice milwaukee will release recommendations for changes to the system. troubled male offenders are currently sent to lincoln hills in north central wisconsin. but the facility came under investigation for allegations of abuse and neglect. the group will talk about the facility and also focus on alternative treatment instead of locking kids up. we'll find out more about the proposals at eleven this morning. ben: right now, there's pushback against a decision made by the tim elliott joins us with more on the case. tim. tim: the board decided to keep the pension in place for a former county employee accused of embezzling. dennis dietscher worked as a county risk manager. according to the county executive's office, the pension board voted 5-3 to allow dietscher to collect his pension. chris abele wants the board to reconsider that decision. >> and when you've got a public
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public trust, benefited at the cost of taxpayers, has pled guilty to it and has a judge saying we need a deterrent effect and yet we're saying oh yeah, keep, keep, keep getting your pension benefit, which taxpayers are gonna keep paying for, i'm not really sure how that's a deterrent effect and it's frustrating. tim: dietscher is accused of embezzling money to pay for renovations to his own home. he was convicted of misconduct in office. wisn 12 news has reached out to members of the board. chairman yet. back to you. melinda: looking ahead now, all of milwaukee's iconic mitchell park domes will soon be open for visitors. county executive chris abele has announced that the desert dome will reopen on saturday, about a week ahead of schedule. the desert dome has been undergoing repairs. there's a celebration planned for december first.
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2016. cory booker is coming to milwaukee and encouraing the people to vote early. feingold, senator tammy baldwin and representative gwen moore will join booker. the event starts at 11:00 at the democratic office on mlk. ben: this morning, an exclusive interview with donald trump and his family airs on "good morning america." the gma team sits down with donald trump, melania and trump's children. you can see it right here on wisn 12 starting at 7:00 am. melinda: wisn 12 news is teaming up with abc news to bring you big story coverage on election night. live coverage from throughout wisconsin and around the country, all night, on air and online starting at 4:00 p.m. on november 8th. ben: it's the last place you'd expect to be in harm's way, but wisn 12 news' colleen henry has learned that some family hot spots are under more scrutiny than ever. >> police call after police call and victim after victim. >> it's just like these people were beating on us and they wasn't no help at all. >> 12 news uncovers volumes of
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underbelly of popular spots that cater exclusively to kids. the information kept secret from customers and why cities are now stepping in to take action. ben: watch colleen henry's 12 news investigation tonight only on wisn 12 news at ten. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:36. right now, searching for pumpkin thieves. melinda: how they managed to walk away with hundreds of pumpkins in just a few minutes. ben: plus, a voting booth is not the best place for a selfie. on to change a law so you can take
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sally: mostly cloudy skies this temperatures 39-44. 44 is the airport at this hour. 341 west allis. 42 greenfield. 43 st. frances. bay view 42. 39 waukesha. we have belgium 41. not a big warm for today. for everyone layers, and you can lose them for tomorrow.
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looking halloween forecast for the weekend. melinda: new this morning, nearly 200 pumpkins disappear overnight. ben: the owner of the new jersey farm caught the thieves on camera loading up the stolen gourds. the pumpkins were worth more than $2,000. they belong to a family-run business that's been around for more than 100 years. the farmer is hoping that this surveillance video helps police track down the thieves and teach ben: also new this morning, a serious rescue mission in long island after a dog falls into a cesspool. melinda: poofa is a six-year-old golden doodle. while walking in the woods with her owner, poofa fell down an abandoned well. the dog survived the 20 foot fall. soon rescue crews arrived. they sent someone down to get poofa. it took more than two hours to bring the dog back to the surface. melinda: a wild animal returns to south carolina after more
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backyard in south carolina. it's the first sighting reported in more than 200 years. people are documenting the elk on social media and officials are warning people to stay away. it is a wild animal. they say the animal likely wandered away from a herd that lives in the north carolina mountains. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:41. right now, homeless people in hawaii are getting help from an unexpected place. melinda: the homes honolulu is providing that don't look like any house you've ever seen before. out of ferris bueller's day off. the joyride that has one car
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sally: there we are live on the weatherwatch 12 camera network, this is in racine at the journal times building where the temperatures are showing up in the 40s. we have 44 in milwaukee. you can see some of the early commuters up and over the hone bridge. it is mostly cloudy.
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halloween weekend. i think all the trick or treaters will be too cute. early today 40s and topping out near 50. matt? reporter: i am pulling in and if you are pulling out of the parking space, things are quiet. light volume. the pavement is dried out pretty well on take it easy and you should be good. travel times are looking good... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. melinda: right now, a manhunt that started in the small town of wellston, oklahoma is now going on nationwide. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is following this story. tim. tim: the fbi is now involved in this investigation. authorities in oklahoma have
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for days. he's accused of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting and injuring two police officers and shooting several other people. local sheriffs are asking people in oklahoma to stay on their guard because vance could still be in the area, but there's been no sign of the suspect so the search has expanded to cover the entire country. law enforcement officials say they're checking out every single tip that comes in. ben, back to you. ben: new this morning, a coal train derails in illinois. the train jumped the tracks yesterday morning. the fire chief says eight coal cars were upended. you can see what a mess there on the screen. no one was hurt but officials say the train cars could shift at any moment. the derailment knocked down power lines and officials say the train tracks will have to be completely replaced. melinda: new this morning, a limo driver who was behind the wheel during a fatal crash won't face charges. four women died when another
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the vehicle was making a u-turn at the time. the other driver is facing dui charges, but a judge decided yesterday to drop charges against the limo driver because it was a legal u-turn. ben: right now, fallout around the world after an accident at a theme park in australia. four people died when two rafts on a water ride collided. now florida's busch gardens has closed one of its rides similar to that raft ride. the park says it's out of an abundance of caution. no word on when the ride might reopen. li there's been a lot of discussion about voting selfies. now, one colorado voter is trying to make them legal. caryn ann harlos is suing the state of colorado because it's illegal to take a photo of our ballot. harlos says she supports the libertarian candidate and she wants to spread that message. she says that outlawing voting selfies infringes on her rights. >> if we don't fight for our fundamental rights, they slowly get eroded away and i believe that's how liberty dies, it dies
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melinda: two colorado state senators and two denver residents have also filed suits trying to get the law changed. 18 states have laws banning photos of ballots including wisconsin, but two states have recently overturned their laws. ben: new this morning, an answer for hawaii's homeless problem, shipping containers. the containers provide homes for people who don't have any other options. the city of honolulu has created a little village of the containers. people can customize their containers and decorate them however they want. most people end up staying for about two months before they find a permanent home. one woman who's staying in the containers says it was a hard decision at first. but now she loves it. >> it's not beverly hills but you have a place to sleep and a place to eat and people who care. ben: right now, honolulu is working on expanding the program.
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yesterday. >> i went out with a cheap one and it went. >> yes. they go inside out with the hard winds. even when it was drizzling, it was going sideways. that rain has gone away. early morning temperatures between 39 west bend and waukesha and 44 at mitchell international and racine. skies are mostly cdy morning. from time to time peeks of the sunshine. north breezes are keeping the cooler air aloft in the atmosphere. i am confident of the dry. that is a warm front coming in tomorrow. the winds are going south overnight and beginning to pick up tomorrow and that gives us a big windy warm up with the temperatures into the mid 60s. for today, lunchtime we are dry. overall mostly cloudy.
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deck is thinning out just a little bit and the temperatures 48-50 for most of us. take a look at the clearing. overnight we see the clearing and bringing in a good amount of sunshine into friday morning, but it is a breezy warm up with a few clouds and highs tomorrow into the mid 60s and staying in the 60s for saturday. keeler on sunday and back to the 60s on tonight the lows 40. 65 tomorrow with a windy warm up. saturday 64. sunday a few clouds early. maybe a stray shower saturday night. halloween monday 67. melinda: right now, italy is recovering after several earthquakes. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom with the latest information. tim. tim: the us geological survey recorded at least eight
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the biggest, a 6.1 hit the city of visso yesterday in central italy. the quakes did some damage knocking several buildings to the ground and knocking out power, but there were no serious injuries reported. officials say right now they're working to clear roads and get things back to normal. you'll remember just two months ago a massive earthquake hit italy. nearly 300 people died. ben, back to you. >> tim, thank you. ben: new this morning, aas company after a worker took his car for a joyride. brian montgomery noticed some things missing from his car so he checked his dashcam when he got it back. that's when he saw the evidence of the joyride. montgomery was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident but he still loves the car. it was being towed for a transmission check. >> he's getting paid to do a
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job. he unloaded the car at his house, his actual residence, took it around the block spinning the tires. then calling his buddies up you gotta come see this, come drive it. ben: the tow company says they're not responsible because the worker is a contract driver not an employee. montgomery is planning to press charges. melinda: new this morning, a prank on twitter is tying up 911 operators. one florida woman fell victim to it after someone tweeted her a link. she says she clicked on it thinking it was a youtube video, but it hacked her phone and forced it to call 911 over and over again. >> it physically looked like 911 calling, kept saying 911, every time you clicked end it kept recalling. there was no way to stop it. melinda: that 911 hack has gone viral. twitter users are warning people not to click on strange links. andrea says she feels horrible for taking up 911 operators'
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real emergencies. ben: new this morning, a very loyal dog is getting a second chance after going viral. the dog spent a month laying by the side of the road waiting for his family to return. they were evicted from a detroit home and left the dog behind. neighbors fed boo and shared photos, hoping someone would rescue him. now boo is staying with a vet. soon he'll be up for adoption. he won't be at the humane society for long. >> so cute. 5:53. melinda: later today, rachael ray is talking all things pop-up video. remember the throw back to the vh-1 show? well rachael ray is celebrating its anniversary on her show this afternoon including a cameo from a rock n'roll hall of famer. i talked to rachael about today's episode. >> the pop up videos are so much fun because you got all those
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you were watching your videos, so we decided to do an entire hour like that with phil collins. ahhhh! melinda: you'll see all of that and more today on the rachael ray show. it airs only right here on wisn 12 at 2:00. wisn 12 news time is 5:54. >> where to get a job today in milwaukee. >> we have been following the breaking news, a pedestrians kenosha county. all the southbound lanes are back open. we have the latest on the investigation coming up. melinda: local man is attacked in his own garage and warning for other drivers this morning.
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underwood is nominating for the cmas, coming up wednesday, and she's hosting too. catch the show at 7:00 p.m.
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>> welcome back. this morning, ford is sending out notices about recalls.
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covering 400,000 ford escapes and marreners. another recall sending mustangs back to the shop. and the third covers certain 2017 trucks that are more likely used as work trucks. >> the largest auto recall of all time is expanding, toyota is recalling another vehicles because of the air bags, the total number recalls for toyota topping 23 million. the air bags are blamed for 11 deaths and in the u.s. hundreds of injuries. affected models. >> mercedes-benz is revealing a luxury pickup truck. they have two concept cars.
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for off road use, the other truck is a high end luxury model is wood trimmed interior. swanky. they are going on sale next year in europe and south america. i don't know about the yellow though. >> the other one is looking good. groupon is buying living social. they flood the in deals. the deal is finalized next month. 6:00. the news continues right now. >> good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i am melinda davenport. the breaking news on the roadways, a pedestrian is hit by
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tim, what are you learning? tim: good morning, this took place after 3:00 this morning, so about three hours ago, down in kenosha county. we are pulling up the map to show you where it happened. a pedestrian was hit in the southbound lanes of i-94 near 52nd street. all lanes are back up to drivers this hour. hillary is live along the intertate with the latest. hillary? 94 and 158, that is where we are standing. behind me here is where the accident happened around 3:00 a.m. the sheriff is trying to figure exactly how a person wound up in the southbound lanes and what led up to them getting hit by a vehicle. you are seeing, a lot of emergency crews on the scene and trying to investigate this deadly accident here. just to put it in perspective,


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